5 July 2000
A GERMAN PARCEL-GILT AND NIELLOED DOUBLE BEAKER
Augsburg, circa 1690, maker's mark probably that of Marx II Schaller
Each with base nielloed with silver rosette within outer foliage wreath, the sides with lobed oval panels engraved with scenes emblematic of eating and drinking, with inscriptions above, each within foliate wreath, with matting between and moulded borders, marked on bases
4 in. (10 cm.) high overall; 27/8 in. (7.5 cm.) diam.
Weight 5 oz. (154 gr.)
Sir Julius Wernher, 1st Bt. (1850-1912), Bath House, London, in the Red Room, by whom bequeathed, with a life interest to his widow, Alice, Lady Wernher, subsequently Lady Ludlow (1862-1945), to their son
Sir Harold Wernher, 3rd Bt., G.C.V.O. (1893-1973), Bath House, London, and from 1948, Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, and by descent.
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1913 Bath House Inventory, p. 36, no. 200, in the Red Room, in the 'large glazed case near door - Right Hand Division'.
1914 Wernher Inventory, p. 36, no. 189.
I need a lover
After the pouring out they stand up
With me shall they fill up
It is enough when it is full
One runs after me with pleasure
With eating and drinking I get agreeable
The sun takes my coldness away
One thinks of me at sea and on land
I am known to everybody
I am waiting for perfection
They are ready for half service
I don't run away
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